Coriander Leaves(Kothamalli) Pulao

Corander Leaves(Kothamalli) Pulao, a fantastic flavoured rice with nice aroma. Generally we make kothamalli(Coriander leaves) thuvayal and mix rice with it. But that is very simple. But making Pulao has a rich flavour and it is very tasty too. A perfect lunch menu - Corainder leaves Pulao with Onion Raitha.

Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time 30 mins
Servings3 - 4
Recipe CategoryMain
Recipe CuisineNorth Indian

Finely Coriander leaves1 Cup
Green Chilli2
Ginger1 small piece
Curd1 Cup
Basmati Rice1 Cup
SaltTo Taste
Water1 Cup
Garam Masala1 teaspoon

Ingredients for Seasoning:
Oil1 teaspoon
Cumin Seeds1/2 teaspoon
Coriander Leaves(Kothamalli) Pulao
Coriander Leaves(Kothamalli) Pulao

  1. Clean the basmati rice in water and soak the rice in water for 15 minutes
  2. Clean the chopped coriander leaves and add chopped green chillies and ginger and take it in a mixer and grind it to a paste using little water

  3. Finely chop the onions and tomato and keep it ready

  4. Take 1 cup of curd and add the ground coriander leaves paste and mix it well

  5. Heat a heavy bottomed pan, add oil. Once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds

  6. When the cumin seeds starts to sputter, add chopped onions and tomato. Mix well with a spatula and add a pinch of salt and allow the onions and tomato to cook completely

  7. To this add garam masala and fry for 2 minutes

  8. Now add soaked and drained rice and fry for 2 minutes

  9. Add curd-coriander leaves paste to the rice and mix well

  10. Add water and necessary salt and keep the flame low and cook for 20 minutes

  11. Occasionally stir the rice gently. Do not mix the rice frequently otherwise it may break and get smashed

  12. After 20 minutes the rice would be cooked completely. Now open the lid and mix gently and switch off the flame.

  13. The yummy and scrumptious Coriander leaves Pulao is ready to serve with Raitha
  14. Coriander Leaves(Kothamalli) Pulao
    Coriander Leaves(Kothamalli) Pulao


  • Since we are adding 1 cup of curd, we need to add only 1 cup of water as the water to rice ratio is 2:1. 
  • The reason for soaking of rice, is that it helps to cook the rice quickly
  • We can also add 1 teaspoon of oil to the soaked rice. This will help the rice to be fluffy.
  • If we like the flavour of mint, we can add 1/4 cup of mint along with coriander leaves

Post a Comment

Thank you... Just when I was looking for something different, you posted this.. I tried it right away and am happy that my son loved it..

i liked the samaiyal very much.The method is very simple and easy to cook thanks subbuji

Going to try it adding curd optional/essential.

I tried it :-) It was delicious. Thanks :-)

Loved the coriander rice , looks delicious.Thanks

An excellent recipe,however the impact of your blog is reduced by the poorly written introduction of yourself and daughter-in-law.I suggest that you get it rewritten by someone who writes good english.



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